FAQS – Dental Treatments Lexington MA
How can I improve bad breath?
Bad breath, or halitosis, is common and can be treated. Below are typical causes of bad breath.
- Morning breath
- Food choices
- Poor dental hygiene
- Periodontal disease
- Tooth Decay
- Poor fitting dental appliances
- Dry mouth
- Certain medical conditions and illnesses
Prevent Bad Breath
Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. Visit your dentist for regular exams and cleanings. Detecting oral issues like decay and periodontal disease may also improve your breath. Keep your mouth hydrated and promote saliva flow by chewing sugar-free gum.
How often should I visit the dentist?
Most patients should visit the dentist at least twice a year. There are cases when a patient may need more dental cleanings throughout the year due to periodontal disease. It is important to maintain appointments to assure dental issues are detected early to prevent further complications.
Why is flossing important?
Flossing your teeth at least once a day is important. It removes bacteria and food particles from in between your teeth. Left untreated, teeth can become affected and suffer decay. This can also lead to periodontal disease.
How can cosmetic dentistry enhance my smile?
Cosmetic dentistry allows patients to create beautiful smiles. Our cosmetic dentist can evaluate your smile and recommend treatments that will help meet your goals. Learn more about cosmetic dentistry here.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin laminate shells that cover the front of your teeth. They correct a number of issues like the following:
- Stubborn discolored teeth
- Teeth gaps
- Worn tooth enamel
- Chipped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
How can I have a whiter smile?
Professional laser teeth whitening can lighten your teeth up to 8 shades brighter. We use Zoom! Laser Teeth Whitening to assure you receive the best results. In-office treatment takes about 2 hours to complete. You may also benefit from take-home whitening trays. These trays offer the same results in about 7 days. Learn more about teeth whitening here.